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Work in progress

I decided to make matching family stockings this year. I made a pattern I’m happy with and cut them out, but I’m stuck figuring out decorations. Any suggestions? I’m considering names (probably cut out of felt and sewn on), but haven’t been able to free-draw them so they look nice and haven’t found an online source. Any recommendations for nice-looking block letters? Any picture suggestions? I’d like these stockings to last, so I want the end result to look nice…
stocking pieces

Here’s the pattern I made, just in case anyone’s curious. The extra fabric in the picture above is going to be sewn in half to make a stocking hanger. You can use the pattern to make your own stockings, or cut it out of some cereal boxes to make a this scrap paper stocking from no time for flash cards.

stocking pattern 1 stocking pattern 2

MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

5 thoughts on “Work in progress”

  1. Thanks for all the ideas! At least one of these should work for me – I’ll post once I get something done (should be soon since Christmas is next week!)

  2. Wow! You are ambitious, and I am looking forward to seeing your progress. :-) < HREF="http://www.marthastewart.com" REL="nofollow">MarthaStewart.com<> had some good personalization templates you might like. I knitted Christmas stockings a few years ago. Turned out to be quite a challenging project, but I was pleased with how well they turned out. Good luck!

  3. As I remember, my stocking has my name cut out of felt backed with iron-on, and last time I saw it I liked it. :) So that is an alternative to sewing the letters.

  4. For a picture maybe a snowflake out of white felt. Again you may be able to find a pattern. Rachel in PA

  5. What about just finding a block letter font you like at a free font site? You could make the font size really big, and use it as a pattern. Much cheaper than buying a scrapbooking template or something.As I was looking through the fonts I already have – Albertus Extra Bold, MVSans, or even Arial bolded would work well.Good luck!Thanks for posting all these great low-cost ideas!

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